L. of case (perpendicular to keyboard, excluding drawer knobs): 63 cm (24-7/8 in.); W.( parallel to keyboard): 172.7 (68 in.); D. of case (without lid): 34 cm (13-3/8 in.); Total H.: 87.3 cm (34-3/8 in.); String L.: longest-146.5 cm (57-3/4 in.), shortest-7.1 cm (57-3/4 in.), c2: 28.8 cm (11-3/8/in.); 3-octave span: 48.3 cm (19 in.)
Gift of Miss Dorothy Lawton, 1945
Not on view
Marking: 1] (on nameboard): New Patent,/A. & W.l Geib./23, Maiden Lane/New York
2] (stamped on case at left of keyboard): 6152
3] (stamped on either end of nameboard and hitchpin rail): 293
4] (written in pencil on top key) Repaired by A. J. Biodan, Titusville Pa July 1917
Miss Dorothy Lawton
Makers of the Piano, 1700-1820. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK, 1993, pg. 120.
A Checklist of American Musical Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pg. 11.
American Musical Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, pg. 172, fig. 208, ill.
Artist: Christian Frederick Martin (Markneukirchen, Saxony 1796–1873 Nazareth, Pennsylvania)Date: ca. 1838Medium: Wood, maple, spruce, abalone, ebony, metal, brass, ivoryAccession: 1979.380a, bOn view in:Not on view